aston martin builds carbon fiber race-bred vantage GT8 for everyday roads
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all aston martin road cars posses some sporting DNA from their countless race wins in GT3 and GT4 categories, but the luxury brand’s ‘vantage GT8’ draws directly from that knowledge and passion to deliver something altogether more overt in looks and ability. 





heavily influenced by the 2016 aston martin ‘V8 vantage GTE’ race car, the latest model is the lightest and most powerful ‘V8 vantage’, with a dramatically sculpted carbon fibre bodywork shaped by race-bred aerodynamics. powered by a 4.7 litre V8 with a choice of either a six-speed manual or seven-speed ‘sportshift’ paddle shift transmission, the car is tuned for track-focused agility.





wide-bodied, the ‘V8 vantage GTE’ features extensive use of carbon fiber with the front splitter, front and rear bumpers, fenders, side sills and rear diffuser all fashioned from the lightweight material. 





‘road cars are our business, but racing is the beating heart of aston martin,’ explains CEO dr. andy palmer. ‘the vantage GT8 expresses that combination perfectly: an authentic and unashamedly extreme road car that draws directly from our le mans racing programme to amplify the inherent dynamism that has long made the vantage such a fine sports car. beautifully engineered and set-up to be equally at home on a fabulous road or a demanding race track, the vantage GT8 is a driver’s car in the truest sense of the word.’

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